Date of publication: Saturday, January 12, 2019 1:24
Chelsea is the last team to enter the race to sign the Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot, as reported.
Rabiot is heading the last six months of his contract with the giants of the Ligue 1 and has been continually connected with a passage to Liverpool and a host of other teams in 2019.
Manchester City, Arsenal and Tottenham have also been linked to the defensive midfielder, although reports that Rabiot had refused the opportunity to join Spurs .
Rabiot refused to sign a new agreement with the PSG but found a starting point difficult to find under Thomas Tuchel, who took over from Unai Emery in the summer.
A report in The Equipe states that Chelsea have made significant steps in their search for the French by launching an investigation to sign Rabiot.
Cesc Fabregas left Stamford Bridge on Friday to complete his transfer to Monaco and Rabiot is considered a potential candidate in Maurizio Sarri's substitution list.
"The player informed me that he would not sign a contract and that he wanted to leave the club free at the end of the season at the end of his contract.
" For the player, this will have a very clear consequence – it will remain on the bench for an indefinite period.
"It seems that the player and his representative have deceived us for several months, I must add that this situation is disrespectful both for the club and for the fans.
" Above all by a player who played with our colors from the training center to the first team. A player who has always received full club support. "
The consensus was that the French national will join Barcelona, which has had a strong interest in the player in recent months.
Spanish outlet Sport provides an update on Thursday claiming that Rabiot in Barcelona is far from a complete agreement and that other interested suitors have returned to hunt.
Sport states that Rabiot's mother – who is also her agent – is in talks with four other European clubs for a potential agreement, with his move of the Nou Camp that hit an obstacle
Barcelona will not improve his proposal to Rabiot, however the Catalan giants still remain in silence sure that will choose them on any other club .